Who We Are

Build The Dream.

Tolaris Homes takes you from blank paper to dream home and guides you through every step of the way.

“It starts with a lot of listening,” says Richard Bavec, founder and president. Tolaris Homes is a Custom Home Builder in Central Florida with over 45 years of experience. The company is family-owned and dedicated to every client through uncompromising quality, complete satisfaction, trust, and pride of ownership.

Our collaborative method has been refined over many years and allows us the opportunity to promise a five-star experience to our clients. There are three essential reasons to select Tolaris Homes as your custom home builder: Our Process, Team, and Execution.

Our Process: We understand that you want your own special place that reflects your personal style and taste. Our process allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Tolaris Homes builds it.

Our Team: A custom-tailored team is assembled for each project, based on trust, in collaboration with architects and interior designers. We use top subcontractors and suppliers to guarantee the highest quality building standards and a five-star client communication experience.

Our Execution: Close attention is paid to the requirements of time, budget, design and craftsmanship. Years of experience have increased our expertise and capacity to integrate state-of-the-art systems and value engineering, as well as practical solutions to unique and common design challenges.

Home Building should be a rewarding journey alongside experts who are with you every step of the way. Let’s build something great together!

Rick Bavec is a Trainer for Bob Schultz The International New Home Sales Specialists, a past President of the Private Business Association of Seminole County, and part of the Florida Green Builders Coalition, National Association of Home Builders; Florida Home Builders Association, Greater Orlando Builders Association; National Realtor Association, Florida Association of Realtors, Past Chairman of the Grievance Committee/ Orlando Regional Realtor Association, Graduate of the realtor Institute (G.R.I.).



We share with our clients a great passion for quality, trust, and vision.

"After working with Tolaris Homes for two years we can say, without hesitation, they are the best in their field. You can walk through any one of Tolaris’ homes and see, in every room, the meticulous attention to detail and commitment to providing their homeowners with exceptional results.”

The Williams Family

“Tolaris Homes did a complete remodel on our home in Lake Forest. Kitchen, living room (including removing walls) floors, bathrooms, Master Bedroom and Master bath. We selected Tolaris because we had seen some of the homes in our neighborhood that were built by Tolaris and we were impressed by the quality of their work. From start to finish, we had excellent communication, they delivered what they promised, were pleasant to have around and were respectful of our wishes.”

Pete and Cheryl Edmonds

“I just wanted to let you know that after having been in our new, Tolaris (Homes) built, home for about 6 months, we could not be more pleased. We continue to receive rave reviews from our friends and other visitors. The fact that I have not contacted you during this time with a long list of items to be fixed, adjusted, corrected, completed, etc. speaks volumes for the job that Tolaris did for us.
Thanks again.”

Mike B

“Tolaris Homes built our custom home on a lot that we owned. Rick Bavec (president) personally acted as superintendent. Through conception, design, and construction he was always accommodating and fair in his dealings with us and with his fine group of subcontractors. Our project was completed substantially on budget and on time. Tolaris has also been helpful since we took ownership.”

Stan Smith and Patty Donahue

“We chose Tolaris homes as our builder and we feel good about our decision. Rick Bavec was available via email or phone when we had questions. He honestly guided us through the entire project. Also suggested few energy saving tips that now we see the benefits. After moving in, support was amazing. Quality of construction and other finishes was very good to excellent. Friends who visited our house could tell the difference. Tolaris subcontractors were flexible to our last minute design changes.”

Sachin Ghatol

“I am pleased to recommend Tolaris Homes to anyone who is interested in having quality work performed by experienced personnel. From planning, to materials selection, to installation, the crews were professional and worked when scheduled. That’s a big plus. They were also conscious of keeping a clean environment, not an easy task during renovations. More than a year later, I am still happy with the workmanship. Thank you Rick and Larry and, of course, all your employees.”

Janet Sutmire

“Our home is well built, beautiful, and the experience from start to finish was something worth writing to you about. I sincerely hope that if you ever have a potential customer on the fence you ask them to contact our family about our experience and for insight on the quality of the final product you delivered to us. We can’t say enough about how thrilled we are with the entire transaction, including how phenomenal our new home turned out. All the best and thanks to Tolaris for making this such a pleasant and special experience.”

Jeremy Burr

Tolaris Homes has been involved in the construction of new homes, from modern mansions to shed-style cottages, in some of the most prestigious communities in Orlando and Central Florida for over 25 years.

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